Kington sunshine walks 2022


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  FOR SALE. Searching and finding a house.

One of the attraction of this area when I was searching for a house was its proximity to Offas Dyke and the many other walking routes to be found nearby. When I moved in four months ago I resolved to go for a local walk every [W]alk [W]ednesday. Apart from the aliteration, I chose wednesday as I was once told that statistically it has the best weather of all the days of the week. Of course as we moved into autumn I found that often the wednesday weather was not condusive to walking so I have initiated another plan. That plan is that I go for my walk whenever the weather IS nice whatever the day. I call this my sunshine walk and I have a regular route that it [sort of] follows.

More Details ♉  Map by mapmyrun

You can see from the map that the route is roughly elliptical and that there are lots of little grey squiggles inside it. Those squiggles are almost all alternative routes, byways and snickets. Often I am seduced off the 'official' route by these so expect some inconsistencies in the pics that follow.

This is a classic example of the ♉ ♉ 'Travelling Salesman Problem' 2 links only this time the salesman has a camera and isn't trying to go everywhere in one go.


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  ♉Google maps Kington.

Since I did this initial post I have come across some rather better information. The ♉Kington Tourist centre has a much better map.


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  The ♉Kington Tourist centre has a much better map.

Kington Walks have published a free leaflet 'Six great Walks around Kington' and my walk takes in most of their Walk 6, Kington Mills and Weirs. Free copies can be obtained from the publications sponsor: ♉The Burton Hotel and Cloud Nine, and other venues in the town including: ♉Kington Tourist centre, ♉Kington Museum


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My plan is to put up some photographs each month as I circumnavigate Duke Street. You may also find that '♉The sun always shines on TV' or in Kington.

This first post just outlines the basic walk, there will be lots of diversions in posts that follow!


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  The starting point, the back of the house and garden.


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  Out of the side gate onto Love Lane.


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  Workshop and house.


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  Love Lane


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  Thursday sheep auction.


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  cj not part of the sale.


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  with sister Alex.


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  ♉McCartney's livestock market My neighbour on Love Lane.


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  Footpath at the end of Love Lane.


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  The bridge over the Arrow and leet from Arrow mill.


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  Start of a sinuous [actually it is more of a square wave] route to the High Street


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  Out on to the High Street.


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   Market hall


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  Church Street


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   Castle Hill our route turns right at the top in front of the water tower.


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   Bradnor Hill


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  Down to the Back Brook, AKA Gilwern Brook


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   Where we pick up the old tramway


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   The tramway follows the Back Brook.


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   Past the old foundry


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   Out onto Victoria Road and Ye Olde Tavern, a favourite pub.


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   Home

Just to further complicate the ♉ ♉ 'Travelling Salesman Problem' 2 links, in this version not all available roads are taken.

The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost - 1874-1963

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

From The Poetry of Robert Frost by Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright 1916, 1923, 1928, 1930, 1934, 1939, 1947, 1949, © 1969 by Holt Rinehart and Winston, Inc. Copyright 1936, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1951, 1953, 1954, © 1956, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962 by Robert Frost. Copyright © 1962, 1967, 1970 by Leslie Frost Ballantine.
From: ♉poets.org



Some Kington and environs links:
♉Kington Tourist centre
♉Kington
♉Kington town council
♉Kington golf The highest golf course in England they say. Good views of the countryside in this link.
♉Kington Walks
♉Kington Walking Hub
♉Owl centre
♉Kington Museum
♉Angel fish bar
♉Tajmahal Indian restaurant
♉Kington Pubs Need some more visitors to help me sort these out!
♉McCartney's livestock market My neighbour on Love Lane.





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